“What? Anna, no!” Hans shouted. “It’s too dangerous.”
“I’m not afraid of Elsa,” Anna said. “I’ll bring her back and make this right.”
A royal guard brought Anna’s horse to her. She took her cloak (斗篷), which was hanging over the saddle (马鞍), and wrapped it around her shoulders.
“I’m coming with you,” Hans said.
“No,” Anna told him. “I need you here to take care of Arendelle.”
Hans saw the desperation (绝望) in Anna’s eyes. He put his hand to his chest. “On my honor (我发誓),” he said, bowing his head.
“I leave Prince Hans in charge (让…负责)!” Anna told the crowd.
“Are you sure you can trust her?” Hans asked as Anna mounted (骑上) the horse. When Anna didn’t reply, he leaned in (靠过来). “I don’t want you getting hurt.”
“She’s my sister,” Anna said. “She’d never hurt me.”
Urging (催促) her horse into a gallop (疾驰), Anna took off (离开) over the frozen fjord toward the mountains as snow continued to fall.
Elsa trudged up (跋涉) the steep (陡峭的) North Mountain. Ever since she was a child, she had been taught to conceal (隐藏) her powers. Now that was all over. She felt sad and worried as she gazed back at Arendelle far below. She knew no one in Arendelle would ever see her in the same way again.
But a tiny part of her also felt relieved (放心的). Her magic had been a hard secret to keep, and she didn’t have to hide it anymore. Being alone was easier, too. She didn’t have to worry about hurting anyone.
As she continued up the mountain, her steps actually became a little lighter. Now that everyone knew what she was capable of, she was free to (自由做) be herself!
With a wave of her hand, Elsa started to experiment with her magic. Snow and ice whirled (旋转) around her as she created snowmen and icy patterns (花样) in the air. The farther she got from Arendelle, the more confident she felt. As she took each step, her ability to draw forth (引出，变幻出) ice and cold grew stronger and more powerful.
Elsa plucked (摘) off her crown and threw it aside. She tossed (摇晃) her head and her tightly bound (扎起的) hair came loose, cascading (倾泻) over one shoulder in a thick, wavy (波浪形的) braid (辫子). Twirling around, she conjured up (变出) a flowing new outfit (一套服装) of ice, a crystal-blue (蓝晶晶的) gown (长袍) with a cape (斗篷) of gossamer (轻而薄的) frost. Snow was her element (要素，引申为她的一部分). She was the Snow Queen (冰雪女王)!
Thrilled (兴奋的) to let her powers loose (释放她的魔力) at last, Elsa found that she could do more than she realized. As released her magic, a staircase of ice extended upward to an exquisite (精致的) ice palace that grew as she raised her arms!
This was where she would live. When the castle was finished, Elsa slammed the door. She was home at last.